Thursday, September 18, 2014

Winner Annouced, More Vegan MoFo's, Happy Mail, Natural Cleaners, Vegan Snacks, & More!

Where - oh where - to begin!  LOTS to cover today!

First...CONGRATS to the WINNER of the Garden of Life Chocolate Cacao RAW PROTEIN....Jordan!  I emailed you - drop me a note with your info when you have the chance.  REMEMBER...if you didn't win this first one there is another chance to win a Garden of Life product over at this post.  I will draw a winner for that tomorrow!  Then...I will have a NEW giveaway stating tomorrow and ending Monday!  Stay Tuned!
This first photo is a picture of the soup I made last night!  It turned out AWESOME!!!  I think I will call it Creamy Chipotle Corn!  

Here's the recipe for the Creamy Chipotle Corn:

1.5 C Corn (in blender) PLUS 1/2 C added at the end - whole
2 C Almond Milk
2 Sun Dried Tomatoes
1 T Dried Basil
Handful Cashews
1 tea Onion Powder
1 Cap Full Sun Warrior Liquid Rush
1 tea Wildtree Garlic & Herb
Pinch (or more) Chili Garlic Sea Salt

This was AMAZING!

Last night I had a bit of a weird dinner.  I ended up throwing together some random foods and it turned out super yummy!  I have some Daiya Cheese I need to use before we leave town.  I used it here to cover some white rice with green peas and black beans.  I just the black beans was an attempt at 'refried beans' but my own way.  I used my Ninja as a food processor and put them on stove top added a little Lime Juice, Wildtree Garlic Galore, and a tablespoon of Daiya Onion & Chive Cream Cheese...and since I was little lighter on my 'greens' yesterday I added about a tablespoon of Garden of Life's Perfect Food Alkalizer & Detoxifier power to the black bean mixture.  I find these to be vegan comfort foods and they were tasty!

Another thing I haven't been able to blog about yet is my latest shipment from the Raw Food World!  Here is MOST of what I got...I took out a few things I bought for my Mother-In-Law, my Father, and a Friend...those items I have already featured in previous posts.  As for this shipment I was REALLY excited about a few things!  First...they have a new Kale Chip that I got, and I tried some of their Nori Nachos.  In the front you can see Pesto Walnuts.  OMG...try these!  I hate to say it but I'm already addicted to them.  I will be buying these often!  I thought I liked Living Nutz Vegan Cheesy flavored Almonds and I do but these are CRAZY GOOD!  I wanted to get some Probiotics to have on hand and I will be blogging about my Probiotic Adventures down the road.  I am now completely set on Nutritional Yeast and other cheesy alternative seasonings with the Rawmesan and other things I have been ordering the last few months.  Flavored Dulse and Kelps are checked off my 'to-get' pantry list, too!  YAY!  Another product I have been thinking about for MONTHS is Sun Warrior's Liquid Mineral RUSH.  I mentioned this in my blog post yesterday and it's all because of Jason Wrobel.  I used a cap full of it in the soup I mentioned above.  I'm interested in this because it has a neutral taste but because it is full of trace minerals, too!  As you can see I DID end up ordering some of the Turmeric Extract so when I am back home I will be tinkering with that, too!  One thing you might not be able to see real well in this shipment photo is a new sea salt I bought.  I know - I know...I don't usually use sea salt BUT this is Chili Garlic flavored and I couldn't resist.  It will probably last me's packs a powerful punch!  I used a pinch of it in the soup I made - recipe and link above. will see that I bought two items from a company called Earth Scents. Check this next photo out...I had bought the Multi-Purpose Cleaner before and fell in LOVE with it INSTANTLY!  So I bought another bottle even before I ran out of it.  My husband who is usually hesitant to try natural cleaning products even LOVED it!  I will be doing a full review down the road for the Raw Food World's website/blog.  I cannot say enough about this product!  It's great for windows because it won't streak and it's glorious on my counter tops...just LOOK!  So...YEAH...I'm stoked about Earth Scents now!  With this last order I decided to grab some of their Tub Scrub, too!  I haven't used it yet but even if it performs HALF of what their Multi-Purpose Cleaner did I will LOVE it!
And...YES...after a while of being on back-order I was FINALLY able or order the 80/10/10 Book.  I had borrowed it a while back and found myself wanting to buy it and have it on hand to use as a reference so I bit the bullet and ordered it when it was available again!  

I don't really like the term 'diet' - especially if people haven't ever heard of this book before.  It really is a lifestyle.  I'm certainly NOT going to follow this book to a "T" but I do like the info and will apply some of it to my life.

I know some of you already have this book - what did you find most helpful and what did you read in the book that you have NOT applied to your life?
And...last but certainly NOT least...with all of this HAPPY MAIL I received this week I also receive these little GEMS...Coconut Organics sent me some of their snacks.  I will keep some in my office and will be taking some along with me for our road trip.  I will be doing a FULL REVIEW on them soon but so far so good!  A real treat!

They have a Dark Chocolate - vegan - that is a TRUE Dark Chocolate flavor that is for sure!  Good for me - I'm a dark chocolate fan!  They also have their straight-up Coconut Chips that are toasted and wonderful.  Then they are known for their CocoBacon® Organic Coconut Bacon...yes...also vegan!  Have you tried these yet?  Are you a fan?


  1. Congrats to Jordan. Ooooo...those chips look good. My girl would love them, she enjoys snacks... alot!

    1. The chips are great! I bet she would like them :) LOTS of flavor! Even the plan coconut chips are nutty when toasted. Neat!

  2. Congrats to the winner! And agreed on the chips and fun goodies in this post!

    1. It's been really fun trying all of these new products :)

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    1. LOTS more on tap for the giveaways, too, so be sure to check back :)